“Cast of Characters” by Max Lucado

Another thought-provoking book by Max Lucado.  The very short chapters and easy-to-read style have contributed greatly to the success of this book.  While I wouldn’t be in complete agreement with all his interpretations of biblical accounts, he does make some very valid arguments as to the way in which God uses very ordinary people for extraordinary things.  The vast amount of bible characters he discusses makes it easy for the reader to identify with at least one character and learn lessons from a particular story.

The chapter on Joseph was particularly interesting, as Lucado highlights the way in which God decided to plan the events of the Lord’s birth was probably not what Joseph had expected.  So often when things happen in a different way than we expect, we question whether it is God’s will or not. But Joseph still acted obediently despite the adverse and unusual circumstances.  He trusted in God more than his own plans.  I think this is something we could all learn to do in our daily walk with God.  Overall, the book was very encouraging, light reading.

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